EASY CHICKEN RECIPES: 103 Inventive Soups, Salads, Casserole, and Dinners Everyone Will Love by cooking personality Addie Gundry is a great book to give Mothers or Grandmothers who want to serve easy, chicken recipes with lots of possibilities. The book is beautifully photographed and chock full of interesting ideas including: slow cooker chicken piccata; outrageous cashew chicken; one-pot chicken cacciatore; and Caesar chicken and kale. In her other book, HOMEMADE SOUP RECIPES: 103 Easy Recipes for Soups, Stews, Chilis, and Chowders Everyone Will Love Ms. Gundry emphasizes ease in preparation with soups in such interesting recipes as kielbasa soup; chicken and wild rice soup; Mexican chicken lime soup; pumpkin soup; and beef barley stew.
The GANNET’S Gastronomic Miscellany by Killian Fox is a collection of fascinating, funny and unexpected facts about food and drink from the creators of The Gannet, an online food magazine. The book is a total fun read for any foodie. The author, Killian Fox, is the editor and co-founder of Gannet which he says “acts as a conduit for his shameless nosiness about other people’s eating habits!”
SERIOUSLY GOOD FREEZER MEALS: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity by foodie blogger Karrie Truman who shares 150 recipes photos that will change the way you think about freezer cooking. Karrie gives you all the tools you need to become a freezer-meal genius: information on shopping, cooking, freezing, thawing and everything in between. The book includes beginner, intermediate and advanced meal plan programs to guide you in cooking 7 to 50 meals in a day. Standouts include: morning energy bars; coconut cashew basil curry soup; Asian chicken lettuce wraps; Mongolian beef and green beans: and blackberry almond crumble.
HOW TO EAT A PEACH: Menus, Stories, and Places by British food expert Diana Henry explores menus with personal essays and insights. The title of the book refers to how Italians end a meal in the summer, when it’s too hot to cook. The host or hostess just puts a bowl of peaches on the table and offers glasses of chilled moscato (or even Marsala). Guests then slice their peach into the glass, before eating the slices and drinking the wine. Ms. Henry shows us about simplicity in eating and cooking in wonderful recipes including: pumpkin soup with sage butter: spinach & ricotta gnudi; roast whole fish with fennel & anise aioli; corn cakes with hot-smoked salmon, crème fraîche & salmon caviar; and Tuscan grape bread & Italian cheeses.